HISD announces seven new magnet programs

The Office of School Choice hosted its second districtwide School Choice Fair on Saturday, Dec. 10, where seven new HISD magnet programs were revealed.

Families visited with staff from several schools to learn more about what their campuses have to offer.

“The goal is for parents to come and talk to representatives from the schools in person to ask questions and collect information for all the magnet programs we have,” said Office of School Choice Executive Director Jyoti Malhan.

The seven newly approved magnet programs are:

  • McReynolds Middle School – STEM Public Policy
  • Attucks Middle School – STEM
  • Fonville Middle School – STEM
  • Patrick Henry Middle School-Medical Careers
  • Madison High School – Careers in STEM
  • Houston Math, Science & Technology Center – Careers in Medical
  • Worthing High School – Careers in Agriculture and Aquatic Science

Each campus will have its own magnet coordinator to support each new program.

“Our schools offer so many opportunities from internships to partnerships with different partners within the community,” said Office of School Choice Magnet Program Specialist Ashley Lee. “All these schools have different specialties which allows students and parents to see what options they have to choose from in order to move forward in selecting a career for their future.”

In partnership with Ivy Leaf Farms and Grow House Groceries, Worthing High School will be the first HISD school to offer a magnet program centered around Agriculture and Aquatic Science.

“We are working really diligently to bring awareness to urban agriculture in Sunnyside and give these students a hands-on farm experience that they won’t forget,” said Worthing High School Magnet Coordinator Chloe Cook.

In addition to the new magnet programs opening next school year, Scarborough High School has been approved to change its magnet theme from Future’s Academy to Foreign Languages.  

Parents and students can now begin filling out School Choice applications

The office of School Choice will have two additional School Choice Fairs in January. 

To learn more about School Choice, click here.